Research Fellow in Muscle Biology

University of Leeds

Leeds, United Kingdom

Job posting number: #7116452 (Ref:FBSBM1180)

Posted: November 21, 2022

Job Description

Are you an ambitious researcher looking for your next challenge? Do you have an established background in muscle biology or regeneration? Do you want to further your career in one of the UKs leading research intensive Universities?

You will be embedded within a vibrant and translational research team as part of an ongoing MRC project grant. You will work alongside basic scientists and clinicians to better understand the molecular mechanisms of skeletal muscle atrophy in chronic heart failure and diabetes. One key focus will be exploring the regulation of muscle regeneration in these conditions. The project will combine experiments in both humans and animal models and you will be integrated into an internationally leading team of researchers. 

To apply for this role you must have a PhD (or be close to completion) in biomedical science or a closely allied discipline. You should also have a background in muscle biology, alongside strong cellular biology skills and able to perform relevant techniques including Western Blotting, qPCR, and immunohistochemistry. Prior experience working with cell culture is essential. Past evidence working with muscle stem cells would be advantageous. Experience in disease conditions and/models is a strength. Evidence of leading projects independently and a strong experience of managing junior colleagues is essential.  

The University of Leeds and the Faculty of Biological Sciences are committed to providing equal opportunities for all and offer a range of family friendly policies. The University is a charter member of Athena SWAN (the national body that promotes gender equality in higher education), and the Faculty of Biological Sciences was awarded a Silver award in 2020.  We are proud to be an inclusive Faculty that values all staff, and are happy to consider job share applications and requests for flexible working arrangements from our employees. Our Athena SWAN webpage provides more information. 

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:

Dr Scott Bowen, Associate Professor in Physiology

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 3834 | Email: [email protected] 

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Biological Sciences
School/Institute:  School of Biomedical Sciences
Category:  Research
Grade:  Grade 7
Salary:  £35,333 to £42,155 p.a.
Working Time:  100%
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (for 6 months until 12th July 2023 due to external funding.)
Release Date:  Friday 18 November 2022
Closing Date:  Friday 16 December 2022
Reference:  FBSBM1180

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